The Speed of Light
Constancy + CosmosUnknown - 2009
Light -- our experience of light, our measurement of light, and the notion that light speed is constant -- can be understood to mark our interface with the cosmos. David A. Grandy's book moves from the scientific to the existential, from Einstein to Merleau-Ponty, from light as a phenomenon to light as that which is constitutive of reality. To measure the speed of light is to measure something about the way we are measured or blended into the cosmos, and that universal blending predetermines our measureme.
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2009.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 197 pages) : illustrations